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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cleaving by Julie Powell - audiobook Giveaway! CLOSED

This will be my last giveaway for today - but I hope to have four new ones up tomorrow also!




Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession
by Julie Powell

(audiobook)


Julie Powell has always felt about butchers the way other women feel about firemen. Perhaps it is no wonder, then, that she turns to butchery when her own life and marriage are rife with confusion, doubt, and obsession.

Food saved Julie once before. Sparked by an early-onset midlife crisis, she cooked all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year and discovered herself as a writer. Now she is stuck again, this time between her adoring husband - the two of them as close as two trees twined at the root - and a lover she can't resist. Seeking escape Julie does what any torn and desperate woman would do. She plunges herself elbow-deep -- in meat.

At Fleisher's, a family owned butcher shop in the Catskills, she finds a sympathetic bunch of delightful "meat hippies" willing to train an apprentice. Julie takes instantly to the tough, physical work that (less often than she'd like) distracts her from penetrating thoughts of afternoon trysts.

Inspired by the camaraderie at Fleisher's, Julie embarks on a trip around the world, discovering an international brotherhood of butchers and a confidence she didn't know she had. As her journey progresses, she begins to see where the divisions lie. And how in breaking something down you can begin to make it whole again.


Listen to an excerpt.

Check out Julie Powell’s Blog What Could Happen?

GIVEAWAY

I have three copies of this audiobook to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books. For your first entry (MUST DO THIS ONE FOR ANY OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT) tell me if you saw Julie and Julia and whether you liked it or not. Also leave your email address.

For additional entries you can sign up to follow (old followers let me know), Twitter or post it on your blog. Each entry must have it's own comment. (Four entries total.)

This giveaway if for U.S./Canada only - no PO boxes and will end Jan 22nd! Good luck!

84 comments:

EllyBean said...

I have not seen Julia and Julie but am looking forward to renting it and seeing it soon!

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EllyBean said...

I follow your blog!

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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway. You have such good ones.

I am an old follower.

I tweeted the giveaway here:

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Sandy Jay said...

I've ordered the dvd and will be watching it soon.

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Sandy Jay said...

I follow your blog.

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wheresmyrain said...

have not seen it yet but want to when it comes out on dvd

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wheresmyrain said...

i also follow you with google reader

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Janet Ruth said...

I have not seen the movie yet (it is very hard to convince hubby to go into town to see any kind of movie, as we live 25 miles from the nearest city). Like so many other movies, I will watch it on DVD ... some day.

Please count me in for this great sounding audio book.

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Janet Ruth said...

I follow

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The Tome Traveller said...

My Mom & I saw Julie & Julia when it came out in the theater, we both really enjoyed it but thought the Julia Child portions were the best part of the movie.

I'd love to listen to Cleaving, please enter me!

I follow...

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Heidi V said...

I would love to read this one, I really enjoyed Julie and Julia...

Thanks
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rubynreba said...

Have not seen it yet but I'm sure I will when it comes out on DVD.
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rubynreba said...

I follow
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Martha Lawson said...

I have not seen it but, I would love to..

I am a follower.

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Janel said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I do have the book!

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Janel said...

I am a follower :)

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cherdon said...

I haven't seen Julia and Julie but I'd like to in the near future because I love comedies and these two are hysterical.

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cherdon said...

I'm an old follower of your blog

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cherdon said...

I tweeted

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Marie Reed said...

I've been wanting to read this! How delightful! I am a new folower:) I'm in France but am entering for my Mom in the US:) That counts, right?
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Lee P said...

I haven't seen seen the movie either, but will be renting it when it comes out on DVD. Thank you for this nice giveaway.

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Lee P said...

I follow Books and Needlepoint via Google Friends.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me (although I'll probably Netflix Julie and Julia). I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Zia said...

I saw the movie and really enjoyed it.

Zia
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Zia said...

I'm a new follower

Zia

Alyce said...

I did see the movie, and I thought it was a lot of fun to watch.

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Alyce said...

I already follow your blog.

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Debbie Rodgers said...

I saw Julie & Julia - and loved it, having read both My Life in France by Julia Child and Julie & Julia by Julie Powell (also being a diehard Meryl Streep fan).

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Debbie Rodgers said...

I follow your blog

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amanda18228 said...

I saw Julie and Julia and loved it. I read both books and they were great.
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amanda18228 said...

I follow your blog.
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amanda18228 said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/7210784461
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Haleyknitz said...

I didn't see it, but my mom and sisters did. they loved it! the movie made my mom want to buy the cookbook :D

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Anonymous said...

loved the movie,,,thx for contest..
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Jaime said...

No, I never saw it, but it looks great. I am waiting for my Julie and Julia book to arrive so I can read it
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Jaime said...

already a follower
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Linda Henderson said...

I have not seen the movie but I've heard great things about it.

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Linda Henderson said...

I have not seen the movie.

I am an old follower.

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Hill said...

I have seen Julie & Julia and I loved it! My mother and I had a great bonding experience over it. She isn't a cook, but I am. But she was able to tell me about how she used to watch the Julia Child's cooking show when she was younger which was a great joy to hear about!

Hill said...

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Hill said...

I also am a follower of your blog.

a real librarian said...

I saw Julie & Julia, I really enjoyed it!! Meryl Streep = AWESOME!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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a real librarian said...

I also follow!!

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Anonymous said...

no, i didn't see the movie (yet).

karenk
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Anonymous said...

i'm a subscriber :)

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BUSY BEE said...

I did not see the movie Julie and Julia but wish to rent it at some point...I have heard good things about the movie.

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BUSY BEE said...

I am a long-time follower.

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Belinda M said...

I have seen julie and julia and really enjoyed it

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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Belinda M said...

tweeted

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renee said...

I have seen julie and julia and really enjoyed it. I watched it 2 times already.
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renee said...

I follow
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renee said...

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renee said...

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Jo-Jo said...

I watched Julie and Julia and loved it. I think when she was making the artichokes in the very beginning made me want to look up that recipe! Please enter me.

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Wanda said...

The only thing I've seen of Julie & Julia is the movie trailer -- love Meryl Streep though so I'm hoping to catch it soon.

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Wanda said...

Got this in my Up for Grabs post!

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Diane said...

I LOVED The Julie and Julia movie - so did my husband. I am a follower.

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thanks

Jo-Jo said...

I posted about your contest here.
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Misusedinnocence said...

I haven't had a chance to see it yet.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I haven't seen Julia and Julia yet but would like to rent it soon.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/7581607743

FrankSandy said...

I saw Julia and Julie. It was great.

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FrankSandy said...

I'm a follower. walkerd@primus.ca

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I haven't seen it yet, but my little sister did and she absolutely loved it!

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a follower!

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darlanpaulsmamma said...

i did not see that movie but really wanted to
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Lacey said...

I have not seen the movie but it is on my netflix list

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Lacey said...

I am a follower

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Eve said...

No! I didnt see the movie.
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I am a follower
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Anonymous said...

I have not seen the movie, but it is on my "watchlist."

Wendy
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ossmcalc said...

I have not seen Julie and Julia but the previews look great. I am so glad that Meryl Streep won the Golden Globe for this movie.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I am an "old" follower.

Thank you,

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ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/8019501432

Thank you,

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Anonymous said...

I liked the movie a lot,,thx for contest,,
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